Musk Beetle from the UK

Location: Stretham Cambridge UK
August 23, 2015 6:07 am
I found this insect while picking blackberries. I have no idea what it is but was fascinated by the size and nobbles of its antennae. I would love to know more about it. I hope the photos are useful. With kind regards
Signature: P. Carr

Musk Beetle
Musk Beetle

Dear P. Carr,
This Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae looked familiar to us, but we were uncertain of its identity, so we decided to search our own archives.  Our first matching image is this Unidentified Longicorn from Serbia which we believe is the same species.  We then found another similar looking individual from Sweden that we identified as a Musk Beetle,
Aromia moschata, though it is green as opposed to purple.  The Eakring Birds site pictures both green and purple individuals, leading us to deduce that we have a correct identification on your beetle.  

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